Dunk the deputy mayor in a tank full of water this weekend at the 'Wowapalooza' fundraiser event in support of WOW Living and its affordable housing project.
Last year, WOW Living stepped up to help displaced residents from the Bradford apartment fire in March 2021 by housing them in trailers in the parking lot of Bradford Community Church.
Since then, the church has agreed to keep its site as a permanent home for the trailers and the charity is looking to raise money to help winterize the trailers and build a well system. The total cost of the project is around $120,000.
Deputy Mayor James Leduc says he agreed to partake in the weekend's festivities as a dunk tank target because it's all for a good cause.
"If I can help even one person from being homeless, it is worth the effort, a small sacrifice to get wet for a great cause," he said. "I’m looking forward to the event being a success for everyone, not only the organizers but also the attendees. I hope they all have a good time while helping to eliminate homelessness."
There will be opportunities to dunk other 'local celebrities' and take part in many of the other activities scheduled for the day including:
- Artisan vendor show
- Music from DJ Trevor
- Car Show
- Hot Air Balloon Rides
- Bouncy Castles
- Putting challenge with Bradford's child golf superstar, Carter Stephen
The event is taking place Saturday, June 25 at King Christian School, 19740 Bathurst St. from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, visit the WOW Living Facebook page here.